JooJoo

JooJoo arrives, is unboxed, is really real!

JooJoo arrives, is unboxed, is really real!

Conspiracy theorists start your engines: either the JooJoo really is shipping, or Fusion Garage have crafted a special unit just for Engadget to unbox and are sitting, sniggering behind their hands at our ongoing gullibility.  Mere days before the iPad is set to hit shelves, the contentious JooJoo has finally arrived and - going by the demo video which you can see after the cut - it even works, too.

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Fusion Garage’s JooJoo Still Out of Customer’s Hands

Fusion Garage’s JooJoo Still Out of Customer’s Hands

Did you pre-order the JooJoo? We're going to go on a limb and say: "We hope not." It doesn't look like Fusion Garage is having very good luck, and truth be told, it's probably not going to get any better for the company. After all, those who have pre-ordered the JooJoo, don't have them. And yes, we're talking about all 90 of them. What, that number seems low? We couldn't agree more.

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JooJoo preorders shipping: deliveries expected March 29th

JooJoo preorders shipping: deliveries expected March 29th

Chalk this one up under "things we didn't really expect to see happen", but according to Fusion Garage the JooJoo tablet is now shipping.  Up for preorder since early December 2009, those people who risked their $499 should apparently receive their orders by Monday, March 29th.

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JooJoo on track to meet March 25th ship date?

JooJoo on track to meet March 25th ship date?

From one shipping tablet to another, and to be fair this second beast is one we had our doubts would ever reach preorder customers.  Fusion Garage's JooJoo site has been quietly updated, ditching the previous "preorder" terminology and instead taking proper orders for the tablet formerly known as the CrunchPad.

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JooJoo tablet updates UI, fully-working Flash support

JooJoo tablet updates UI, fully-working Flash support

Fusion Garage may have delayed shipping its tablet for another entire month due to issues with its capacitive touchscreen, but the company has apparently made very good use of the extra time.  The JooJoo tablet has just been unveiled with a refreshed user interface, as well as fully-implemented Flash support that actually is "fully working".  Oh, and apparently the tablet has also undergone a physical color change, from a basic black to a "champagne-like" hue.

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Joojoo shipping date to be delayed until March 25th

Joojoo shipping date to be delayed until March 25th

We had high hopes for the coming availability of the JooJoo tablet when we heard that the Fusion Garage was planning on shipping out at the end of this month, but we’ve just been told that due to a “manufacturing issue” shipping will be unfortunately delayed until March 25th.  PR note after the break.

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JooJoo tablet shipping this month, full Flash support and app store at launch

JooJoo tablet shipping this month, full Flash support and app store at launch

The iPad may have taken the media by storm, but the JooJoo, formerly known as the CrunchPad, is back, and hot on Apple’s heels.  The JooJoo’s starting off full production, that’s right and maker Fusion Garage has announced that the product is set to start shipping this month.

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Fusion Garage on Arrington suit: “sad rants of a person championing a losing cause”

Fusion Garage on Arrington suit: “sad rants of a person championing a losing cause”

The TechCrunch/Fusion Garage saga continues, and as predicted the lawsuit Michael Arrington brought against his former partners over the CrunchPad/JooJoo tablet is only the start of the mud-slinging.  Fusion Garage have released a public rebuttal to Arrington's comments, suggesting that they do, in fact, own the IP involved, that they have already received $3m in funding with another round imminent, and that the TechCrunch founder's complaints are naught but "the sad rants of a person championing a losing cause".

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 50 2009

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 50 2009

Another week come and gone, time for a week in review so read along! It's been a busy week (as always) with some cool stories you may have missed. We posted up our hands on review of the Barnes & Noble Nook last Sunday and it's so cool. I want one of those so bad maybe I'll break down and buy it if they ever get them in stock.

TechCrunch file lawsuit over JooJoo

TechCrunch file lawsuit over JooJoo

As expected, Michael Arrington and TechCrunch have filed a federal lawsuit against Fusion Garage, over the hotly contested CrunchPad/JooJoo web-tablet project.  The lawsuit - which you can see here - accuses Fusion Garage of "violation of the Lanham Act, breach of fiduciary duty, misappropriation of business ideas, fraud and deceit, and unfair competition" and cites not only correspondence between the two organizations but content from Fusion Garage's now-deleted blog.  Arrington also runs through eight other points, including a passing spank to other blogs that "link to the [JooJoo] pre-sale site without disclosing [Fusion Garage's financial situation] to readers".

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JooJoo gets hands-on video

JooJoo gets hands-on video

Fusion Garage's Chandra Rathakrishnan did say he wanted to show off the new JooJoo webslate (formerly known as the CrunchPad and already mired in controversy) to as many people as possible in their webcast yesterday, and it seems CNET were first in the queue.  They're impressed by the hardware, certainly - the 1,366 x 768 12.1-inch capacitive touchscreen is described as "gorgeous", the form-factor "slim and pleasing to hold" - but they reckon the $499 price tag will end up strangling any chance of sales success.

Video demo after the cut

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Fusion Garage announce JooJoo (aka CrunchPad): $499 on sale Friday

Fusion Garage announce JooJoo (aka CrunchPad): $499 on sale Friday

TechCrunch's erstwhile partners Fusion Garage are showing off what they say is their own hardware and software design, and rather than CrunchPad they're naming it JooJoo.  JooJoo has a 12.1-inch capacitive touchscreen - the first of its type in the world, Chandra Rathakrishnan claims - and a web-centric OS.

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